Summer in the Parks Kicks Off at Elbert-Palmer Elementary School

Posted on  06/28/2013 3:59 pm

Summer in the Parks Kicks Off at Elmer-Palmer Elementary School

Mayor Dennis P. Williams and The Grand Opera House kicked off Summer in the Parks, an eight-week program of free arts and cultural activities in eight parks and public spaces across the City of Wilmington, at Elbert-Palmer Elementary School.

Pieces of a Dream, a Delaware-based modern dance company, taught a modern dance class and shared a professional performance for young children in the Elbert-Palmer summer camp program. The Pieces of a Dream dancers helped the students stretch, dance, and move throughout the elementary school’s playground.

“Summer in the Parks brings arts and cultural into our City’s neighborhoods and communities,” said Mayor Williams. “Our partnership with The Grand represents the City’s commitment to the arts and the fundamental role arts and cultural play in the community and lives of young people.”

The first day of Summer in the Parks also featured a lesson on how to “Discover the artist in YOU” taught by Eunice Lafate, a local Wilmington artist. The LaFate Gallery was displayed at Holloway Park.

The Summer in the Parks program will be based in Prices Run and Haynes (Northeast), Holloway (Eastside), Helen Chambers (West Center City), and Tilton, Kosciusko, and Judy Johnson Parks (Westside). In addition to the parks, cultural activities will also take place at the Elbert-Palmer Elementary School Playground (Southbridge) and some on the grounds of Woodlawn Library.

For more information about the Summer in the Parks or to check out the performance schedule please visit